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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Women’s leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor
  • Broad-based liberal arts education
  • Study abroad opportunities

The Bachelor Science in Nursing and Master of Science in Nursing programs at Cedar Crest College are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, 404-975-5000,

Janet Schmeelk
Nursing Advisor
610-437-4471 ext. 3428

Current RN's contact:
Sandra Axt
Nursing Instructor
610-437-4471 ext. 3430

Nursing Career Opportunities

Your nursing degree from Cedar Crest College gives you the foundation to pursue an advanced degree and specialize in a number of areas, including specialization as a nurse practitioner, nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife and other paths. Nurses also enter the fields of quality assurance, communications, product management and marketing/sales.

Employment opportunities for an RN are many and varied. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, if not required, for most of them, and some require a graduate degree.

Staff nursing— For a hospital, physician office, rehab center, hospice or psychiatric facility. Specialties include medical/surgical, labor and delivery, pediatrics, emergency, operating room and critical care.

Community nursing— For a public health department or agency, hospital outpatient department, home health service, day care center and mental health center.

Long-term care nursing— For a rehab center, nursing home, retirement facility and residential day care.

Government nursing— For the armed services, Veterans Administration, Indian Health Service and Peace Corps/VISTA.

Nursing education— For a teaching hospital, wellness center, vocational program, or for a college or university (with an advanced nursing degree).

Nursing research— For a teaching hospital or national organization, or for a college or university (with an advanced degree).

International nursing— For a military base, government agency, private organization, international business, and church-related mission service.

Independent nursing— As a self-employed practitioner with a physician group, HMO, public health agency, and industry.